Akin to the tsunami that swept the Asian-Pacific coast at Christmas time in 2004, tens of thousands are feared dead as Haiti experienced its worst earthquake in 200 years, mid January..
Within one minute, it was all over and many lives (even of survivors) would never remain the same again. Another sharp reminder about the frailty of man’s life. The casualty was so much due to the closeness of the quake to the densely populated, and highly built-up country’s capital Port-au-Prince. Scores of notable buildings, of cathedrals and even the State House, were all leveled. The catholic Archbishop (spiritual leader in a country where 80% are nominal Roman catholics) was one of the earliest confirmed casualties.
Virtually all nations on earth are bending over backwards to send help (men and materials) as the critical 72 hour window during which lives can still be saved, ticked away. If only humanity could learn to work for the common good of all in times of peace as in times of emergencies!
We commiserate with the people of Haiti and commend those already doing what they could to offer a measure of relief. We encourage everyone to seize the opportunity to reflect on the FACT that one day, without notice, the Trumpet will sound and Jesus will fulfil His promise of coming back again to take home His own.
DO NOT LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED: YE BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME…. I WILL COME AGAIN, AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF (John 14:1-3a)